SCWA Latest News Updates | Friday, 10 May 2024

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Dear SCWA Community, 

This week, I am delighted to highlight several exciting updates that highlight our commitment to scholarship, fellowship, and leadership.

Last Friday, our Year 7 students participated in a musical workshop hosted in collaboration with Bexley Music Service. This event enabled our pupils to explore an array of orchestral instruments, nurturing their musical talents and fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts.

Our Year 11 and 13 students are currently immersed in intensive revision sessions and examinations. We are dedicated to supporting them through this period with targeted revision slots and exam warm-ups, ensuring they are well-prepared to excel. You will find further details about these initiatives below.

Additionally, I am pleased to report that 300 of our Year 10 and 12 students have successfully secured work experience placements across a range of sectors. This experience is invaluable in broadening their perspectives on potential career paths and enhancing their leadership skills, preparing them for future professional opportunities.

Here’s to another great week at SCWA!

Best wishes,
Joseph Sparks | Principal, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

Year 7 Music Ensemble Experience with Bexley Music Service

On Friday, 3 May 2024, Year 7 pupils participated in a music workshop hosted by Bexley Music Service. The workshop featured performances by professional musicians who showcased a variety of orchestral instruments. Following the performances, pupils had the chance to try out each instrument, from French horns and tubas to clarinets and bassoons. Mr Yeates, Director of Music, expressed his delight at the event: “It was wonderful to see our Year 7 pupils exploring different instruments. The workshop aimed to introduce them to a broad range of instruments, some of which they might have never seen or heard before.”

After the workshop, parents and carers received a letter offering pupils the chance to sign up for a taster package of five lessons, encouraging further exploration of musical interests.

Mr Sparks, Principal of SCWA, also commented on the event: “The power of music to bring people together is wonderful, and we are immensely grateful to the musicians from Bexley Music Services for providing such a fantastic opportunity for our pupils. We hope this workshop marks the beginning of many more pupils at SCWA taking up musical instruments. I look forward to the day when we can celebrate the formation of our own brass band, string quartet, or even a full symphony orchestra.”

Student playing musical instrument
Students playing musical instruments
Student playing musical instrument
Students playing musical instruments
Student playing musical instrument
Student playing musical instrument
Staff playing musical instrument with a student stood next to them

Year 11 Exam Warm-Ups at SCWA

Our Year 11 pupils have made an excellent start to their examinations this week, successfully completing the first of their science examinations today. Mr Smith, Head of Sherwood, said: “Our Year 11 pupils have been working hard as they approach their examinations. Their hard work, dedication, and maturity are impressive and will undoubtedly pay off.” Details of Monday’s sessions can be found below; further details regarding the schedule for the remainder and modules five and six will be shared with pupils and parents/carers shortly. 

Exam Schedule for Monday, 13 May 2024:

  • GCSE English: All pupils will have an early session in Ashdown, starting at 07:45.
  • GCSE Economics: Pupils will join Ms Francis in AR004 during period 3.
  • GCSE Media Studies: Pupils will meet with Ms Heasman in AR106 during period 3.
  • Core PE: Pupils with scheduled Core PE during period 3 will instead have supervised study with Ms Blayney in SH001.
  • GCSE French: A booster session will take place after school until 16:15 with Ms Ekomie and Mr Dearsley in Arden.
  • GCSE Business Studies: A booster session will run after school until 16:15 with Mr Ngoma in AR206.

We encourage all students to continue their preparation and attend the scheduled sessions to best support their success in the examinations.

Year 11 Saturday Revision Sessions at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is pleased to offer dedicated Saturday revision sessions for Year 11 pupils, designed to enhance their preparation for upcoming examinations. The sessions take place this Saturday are:

Morning Sessions: 09:00-11:00

  • Mathematics (Higher tier): Located in Sherwood with Ms Ogunbameru and Ms Hunt.
  • Mathematics (Foundation tier): Also in Sherwood with Mr Henderson.
  • Physical Education: In Sherwood with Ms Blayney.
  • Computer Science: In Arden with Mr Roche.

Late Morning Sessions: 11:15-13:15

  • English: In Ashdown with Ms True, Ms Ball, Ms Gregory, Ms Nidai, Ms Efford, and Mr Hill.
  • Business Studies: In Arden 204 with Mr Ngoma.

Pupils will be able to access the site via the service road on Saturdays. While this opportunity will be communicated in school, we encourage parents and carers to support their children’s attendance. These sessions are a vital part of our commitment to helping pupils achieve their best in their forthcoming exams.

Reminder: Summer Examinations SCWA

For detailed information on all scheduled exams, including dates and times, please refer to the complete examination timetable for Summer 2024. Sixth Form (GCE) examinations are highlighted in blue, while Year 11 (GCSE/Vocational) subjects are displayed in white.

This timetable ensures that all students are aware of their examination schedules and can prepare accordingly. We wish all our students the best of luck in their upcoming examinations.

Summer Examinations Timetable 2024

Work Experience Success for Year 10 and 12 Pupils at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is pleased to announce that over 200 Year 10 pupils and 100 Year 12 pupils have successfully secured work experience placements for module six. Our pupils have sourced a diverse range of placements, from banking and finance to veterinary practices, providing them with valuable insights into various professional fields.

Ms Collier, Head of Arden, said: “Congratulations to all our pupils who have secured such impressive work experience placements! These opportunities are invaluable in helping you explore potential career paths and make well-informed decisions about your future.” 

For those who have not yet secured a placement or have not added their placement details to Unifrog, please note that the deadline has been extended to Friday, 24 May 2024. Further details and reminders are available here. This extension provides an additional opportunity for students to arrange their placements and ensure they gain this important professional experience.